The Food Film Festival, a multi-city, "multiscensory food and film experience," is returning to Charleston from November 11th until the 13th. This year's event will take place at the new Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory.
The 3-day festival kicks off with an exclusive opening night world premiere screening of the Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown - Charleston, presented by CNN. There will also be films featuring Summerville's Perfectly Franks and the Holy City's exploding brewery scene.
The full schedule of events and ticket information will be announced soon, but in the meantime here's a look at the films expected to be be screened during the festival:
- Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown “Charleston” episode
Dir. Michael Steed (for CNN), 52:00, World Premiere
With chef Sean Brock as his guide, Bourdain explores the deep-rooted culture and terroir of South Carolina’s low country and is accompanied by Charleston resident, Bill Murray for dinner at Brock’s acclaimed restaurant Husk.
Dir. Charles Grantham, 1:57, Charleston Premiere
Food Porn star, Larry Cauldwell, breaks new ground with his latest film... A rap video about his famous balls!
Dir. Francesco Piras, 9:00, US Premiere
The Ferri's life on the mountain.
Dir. David J. Murphy, 9:51, World Premiere
Perry Cuda, owner and operator of Perfectly Franks, a restaurant in downtown Summerville S.C., discusses the creation of the iconic Frank Cuda hot dog, the importance of his employees, and his philosophy on running a good business.
- Cultured Craft Beer
Dir. Tony Tassarotti, 20:00
The culture of Charleston craft beer.
- Food, Friends & Family
Dir. Joe Clifford, 3.34, Charleston Premiere
Food brings everyone together.
- Fork and Beans: Gluten-Free Moon Pie
Dir. James Mann, 3:08, Charleston Premiere
In this atmospheric recipe film, gluten-free food blog Fork and Beans shares a recipe for homemade Moon Pies.
- Gin Tonic Black
Dirs. Missisi & Jonnzo, 1:26, Charleston Premiere
An homage to the famous Gin Tonic. Timeless. Tasteful.
- Growing Local: Seeding a Dream
Dir. Bridget Besaw, 15:00, Charleston Premiere
The story of a young farm couple who, on risky sweat-equity, have revitalized a fertile piece of farmland into a thriving community food hub.
- La botanique des Amours
Dir. Anne-Sophie Cayon, 4:28, Charleston Premiere
Plants have an affective life, some even go as far as to speak about love.
- Pasta with ratatouille
Dir. Massimo Zambiasi, 2:54', Charleston Premiere
A close-up view of the preparation of a most decadent dish.
- Rosemary Gin Smash
Dir. James Mann, 2:10, Charleston Premiere
This film details the making of a rosemary-infused Gin cocktail with a spiced agave syrup and cranberry garnish.
Dir. Mike O'Toole, 1:22, Charleston Premiere
Jade is bored and decides to make herself something good and natural to eat from the hedgerow.
Dir. Diego Erreka, 11:00, US Premiere
Gastronomy. Art. Culture. An exclusive invitation into the creative world of Diego Gallegos "The caviar chef" and his creation based on the traditional Spanish "Fiesta de La Matanza" (Pork Sacrifice Feast) but with an unexpected twist.
For more information and updates, visit the offiical website.